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Old 11-10-2017, 04:30   #41
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The Coca-Cola company in my humble opinion gave Diabetics their greatest gift in Coke Zero, now called Coke Zero Sugar.
Zero Sugar, Zero Carbs, and amazingly very, very close to real Coke taste.

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Old 11-10-2017, 13:39   #42
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Originally Posted by SSCairns View Post
Try adding High Cholesterol, and heart Disease to your Diabetes...
Low fat, low Carbs ...Low taste, low texture, low joy of food
Before jumping to conclusions, perhaps you should do a bit more research! It is pretty well documented that most types of fat, do not impact Cholesterol! Do your own research....

Do you really think that the 100's maybe 1,000's of us diabetics who follow the Low Carb High Fat lifestyle would risk ANY added risk in heart disease? It is not logical!

Just one source that most all of us have read, Blood Sugar 101 by Jenny Ruhl...she wrote

"It has long been known that people with diabetes have a higher risk of heart attack than does the rest of the population. But, as was true with other "diabetic" complications, it turns out that the actual risk of heart attack begins to rise as blood sugars approach the top of the normal range and doubles at blood sugar levels considered to be prediabetic." ...she went on to say,

"...the Framington Heart Study data shows clearly that it isn't their LDL or Total cholesterol levels that predict heart attack. It is their triglycerides and their ratio of total cholesterol to HDL." She then summarizes..."What raises triglycerides? Dietary carbohydrates. What improves the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL? LOWERING CARBOHYDRATES"

This is only one source of many that are out in the public arena disproving all the old 'assumption' regarding fats in the diet.

Here is a summary of my "numbers" since I began LCHF...I will be your scientific experiment!

My results, as I started LCHF on 5/15/15 and my last blood work was on 9-2017.

Triglycerides - 2015 = 116, 2017 = 65

CHOL/HDLC RATIO - 2015 = 4.8, 2017 = 3.0

A1C = 7.9, 2017 = 5.9

All my other 'cholesterol' are at or below diabetic targets also....

'Don't go blindly into the night'

Read and research the facts....then judge what is right for you......

Good Luck

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Old 11-10-2017, 15:28   #43
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Originally Posted by SSCairns View Post
Try adding High Cholesterol, and heart Disease to your Diabetes...
Low fat, low Carbs ...Low taste, low texture, low joy of food
Contrary to what we've been told, that is not true. There are NO clinical studies that prove that. Any of the observational studies that make those claims are not based on low carb AND high fat diets, guess what gets the blame. High cholesterol may be associated with heart disease but has never been proven the cause. Are you aware that over 50% of the people having heart attacks and/or strokes have NORMAL cholesterol levels? WHAT???

What do you base your claim of low taste, low texture, low joy of food on? Obviously not eating a true LCHF diet. Are you aware that the increase in heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other diseases started and have been on the rise ever since the current nutritional recommendations were being put in place back in the 1950's, '60's, and 70's? I thought not.

What were your great grandparents eating back then, closer to low carb high fat than twinkies, potato chips, and other carb laden already processed foods.

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a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 11-17-2017, 11:28   #44
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Originally Posted by hftmrock View Post now have choices. take medication which has the potential of getting progressive if you relax too much or cut out carbs (LCHF) and eliminate the actual cause of the diabetes.

Kind of sums it up for me. Nail meet Hammer!

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